People

Our Team

We have a committed team with depth and breadth of knowledge and experience.

Peter Webster has led the EIRIS Foundation since it was founded in 1983. He is also currently a Senior Adviser to Vigeo Eiris. He has focussed on the challenges of providing ESG ratings and research to a wide range of owners and managers, helping investors to make good use of that research and advancing the concept of responsible investment. Peter is a regular speaker on topics ranging from fiduciary duty to individual ESG areas and their global evolution as well as how responsible investment can contribute to a more sustainable and robust financial system. He was treasurer of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association for 20 years until the end of 2011 and from October 2013 to October 2019 was a member of the PRI Board.
Peter Webster

CEO, EIRIS Foundation/EIRIS CRN

Philippe Bone joined the EIRIS Conflict Risk Network in 2016. He is currently responsible for EIRIS CRN operations, investor engagement, and service development. Prior to joining EIRIS CRN, Philippe worked in South Korea as part of the country's EPIK program. Philippe holds a MA in Conflict, Security, and Development and a BA CH in History and International Relations from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.
Philippe Bone

Project Manager, EIRIS Conflict Risk Network

EIRIS Foundation Support

Elissandra joined the EIRIS Foundation from the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD). She has wide-ranging experience on monitoring and evaluation of development projects, advocacy and stakeholder management. She has worked with a number of European investors with interests in the renewable energy sector as well as a political risk and financial analyst in both the UK and Brazil covering corruption, clean tech and human rights in emerging markets. She has worked on policy analysis and project management for a number of international organisations, including the UN. Elissandra holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy, and a degree in Business Administration. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Elissandra provides ongoing research support and analysis for EIRIS CRN.
Elissandra da Costa

Senior CHRB Manager & Campaigns Organizer, EIRIS Foundation

Yael recently joined EIRIS Foundation after a 10 year career as a campaigner at WWF UK and Amnesty International Secretariat. Yael has worked on research projects on a wide range of issues from climate change, EU fisheries policies, violence against women and oil drilling in Africa. She gained extensive experience working within coalitions, and working with a diverse range of stakeholders.  She has vast experience on stakeholder engagement and on organising large scale public events.  She holds a Master’s in Human Rights in Theory and Practice from the University of Essex.
Yael Rosenfeld

Campaigns Organizer, EIRIS Foundation

Lisa's career to date has been focussed specifically on sustainable investment and finance. Lisa is currently the Head of Communications and Charity Impact at the EIRIS Foundation. Lisa was previously a Programme Director at the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), supporting the growth of UK market demand for responsible investment and other financial services that advance sustainability through activities such as Good Money Week, the Ethical Investment Association and support for Pension Funds and Charity Investors. Lisa initially developed an interest in sustainable finance while studying Finance and Environmental Economics in South Africa. Lisa is a proud Trustee of The Orchard Project, a charity dedicated to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards.
Lisa Stonestreet

Head of Communications & Charity Impact, EIRIS Foundation

Hetal recently joined the EIRIS Foundation from Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, where she worked on projects to help small charities and social enterprises in England become more financially resilient to help them increase or sustain their impact. Hetal is currently the Charity Impact Co-ordinator at the EIRIS Foundation. She developed her interest in sustainability while campaigning for fossil fuel divestment at Oxford University from which she holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Hetal is also a Founding Director of Life After Hummus, a small social enterprise dedicated to tackling food waste and making healthy eating accessible. Hetal provides infrastructure support to EIRIS CRN.
Hetal Jani

Charity Impact Co-Ordinator, EIRIS Foundation

Our Advisory Board

Bennett Freeman

Bennett Freeman has spent the last two decades working with governments, international institutions, multinational corporations, responsible investors, and NGOs to promote human rights and sustainable development around the world.  Currently Principal, Bennett Freeman Associates LLC, he was Senior President for Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments from 2006-15.  Previously he served as a Clinton presidential appointee in three positions at the U.S. Department of State.  As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from April 1999-January 2001, Freeman directed the State Department’s bilateral human rights diplomacy and led the development of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.  In addition to his service as an Advisory Board member of EIRIS CRN, he is Chair of EG Justice; Vice Chair of the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN); a member of the Advisory Council of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights; and a member of the Global Witness Advisory Council, the Copper Mark Advisory Council, and the Economic and Business Relations Group of Amnesty International USA.  He formerly served as Chair of the Global Witness Advisory Board; Vice Chair/Board Secretary (and co-founder) of the Global Network Initiative (GNI); Vice Chair of United to End Genocide; on the Governing Board of the Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI); the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Institute (EITI), and the board of Oxfam America.  He was a founding trustee of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), and a co-founder of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).

Adam Sterling

Adam Sterling is the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business at Berkeley Law and co-founder of [email protected]. Previously he was a startup and venture capital attorney at Gunderson Dettmer and the co-founder and director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force and EIRIS Conflict Risk Network. Adam’s writings and work have appeared extensively in the press; including contributions to The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and National Public Radio. He has appeared on a number of broadcast news programs, including CNN’s Situation Room and CNBC’s Street Signs.

Shin Furuya

Shin Furuya joined Domini in 2006. He is a member of the Domini Funds Investment Committee, which is responsible for the review and approval of potential investments. He also leads and contributes to setting the standards and policies as a member of Domini’s Standards Committee, providing guidance regarding overall ESG issues and strategies. He helps advise and coordinate the overall research process. He also actively engages with companies, civil society organizations, and governments on a wide range of thematic and sector-specific issues. In addition, he helps oversee proxy voting practices and the revisions of the proxy voting guidelines. He also served as an advisory consultant for T&D Asset Management focused on ESG integration. Before joining Domini, he worked as ESG analyst for the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC), and a lead researcher for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Prior to that, he also worked for Amnesty International Japan, where he managed Refugee Program as well as Economic Relations and Human Rights Program.

Mike McCauley

Mike is responsible for investment program client service and corporate governance activities at the Florida State Board of Administration. He coordinates investment program client service, including relationship management, communication with government and non-governmental clients and constituent groups, client advocacy, account and portfolio reporting, and oversight of externally managed portfolios.

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